Antony Gormely and Jonathan Jones

The Critical Visual Arts Review

There is not a lot of well written independent thinking reviews of the visual arts. Many are cautious as they need to be mindful of the next gig – more a comment on how the powerplay function in the contemporary art scene.

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Scandal at NGA – well maybe not

Someone trying to catch the NGA out on something – anything!

When there are so many things to be thinking about – the Crimes of Canberra has a focus on the purchase of chairs at the NGA.

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Mid-sized galleries feel the squeeze

Story about mid-sized visual art galleries and art fairs

Smaller galleries say they will continue to take an economic hit to participate in the fair because they consider it an important investment in their artists' futures.

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 2 April 2018

Josef Lebovic – Entrertainment Posters

Josef Lebovic Gallery (Sydney)Entertainment Posters Part 1 Catalogue – link to a pdf

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 26 March 2018

Angela Philp

Angela Philp, first Director of the Canberra Museum and Gallery, died in Newcastle on January 29 2018. Helen Musa's notice below from City News.

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

National Gallery Singapore

Century of Light – Exhibitions:  16 Nov 2017–11 Mar 2018

Century of Light features two exhibitions, Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, that demonstrate the range of painting styles and art movements that developed in 19th century Europe during the post-enlightenment period of innovation and change.

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Sasha Grishin and Canberra’s Visual Arts

National collection gems out of sight

Sasha Grishin has written an opinion piece on his blog on the current situation of visual arts in Canberra – many of his thoughts I share.

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Mossgreen Auctions

surprising news…

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 26 December 2017

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NGV Triennial

I was hoping that someone would offer a real, subjective and personal review of the NGV Triennial – rather than just…

Posted by The Art Museum on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Summer 2017-2018 – Canberra Visual Arts

Recommendations for 2017 summer Canberra visual arts

Here’s my slightly UPDATED list of exhibitions  – recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra  during December 2017 – January 2018.

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Brenda Runnegar

Local artist wins prize – creativity recognised. Well done Brenda.

Posted by The Art Museum on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Singapore Visual Arts news

news about Art Stage Singapore – Jan 2018

Posted by The Art Museum on Saturday, 2 December 2017

NGA Australian Collection

A highly recommended visual arts experience is to meander around the first floor galleries of the National Gallery of Australia – to take in the Australian collection exhibitions.

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NGA International Art Exhibition

A highly recommended visual arts experience is to visit the National Gallery in Canberra and to take the time to explore the selections of the NGA’s collection exhibitions.

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National Portrait Gallery collection exhibitions

Any time you are wandering through Canberra galleries, make sure you allow time to meander through the permanent collection galleries.

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Michael Taylor at Nancy Sever

for fans of Michael Taylor’s work and for those wanting to see the works of a highly successful artist – get yourself along to nancy Sever’s new gallery at Gorman House in Canberra. Recommended.

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women in public art

Good piece by Gina Fairley on women in public art.

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Venice Biennale

two stories that illustrate the problems with this event.

first story – the Venice Biennale story continues…..

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 31 October 2017

and there’s more..

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trump fakery

can the fakery of Trump get any more bizarre? short answer – yes.

Posted by The Art Museum on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Rosalie Gascoigne at the NGA

Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

The other day I visited the NGA and was very pleasantly surprised by an exhibition in the first Australian Art exhibition space (near the old front door).

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Gerhard Richter

GERHARD RICHTER: THE LIFE OF IMAGES14 OCT 2017 – 4 FEB 2018 GOMA, Brisbane

Posted by The Art Museum on Monday, 9 October 2017

Artlink Magazine

Artlink September 2017 – out now…

Posted by The Art Museum on Thursday, 5 October 2017

Southeast Asian Art

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History Through Jan. 21 at Asia Society

Posted by The Art Museum on Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Spring 2017 – Canberra Visual Arts

Recommendations for 2017 spring Canberra visual arts

Here’s a list of exhibitions my recommendations for anyone thinking of visiting Canberra in spring of 2017.

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Another Green World

Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century

Another Green World surveys art of the landscape in the contemporary era by female contemporary artists both emerging and established.

The exhibited works will encompass an historical consciousness of the landscape genre both from Western and Indigenous traditions as well as being an open speculation about the future of the biosphere itself.
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when a museum monetizes its collection

when a museum decides to sell, monetizing, their artworks to fund the administration – maybe it is time to close the…

Posted by The Art Museum on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Dianne Firth Textiles

Textiles as seen at CRAFT ACT November 2013

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(originally published on a Word or Two)

It has been a while since I wandered into the exhibition venues of Craft ACT , the local craft council. On the main walls was an exhibition “Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation“.

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Singapore Art Museum

Posted by Benjamin Milton Hampe on Monday, 21 August 2017